Jared Leto has taken some time out of his busy schedule promoting ‘Suicide Squad’ to talk about the upcoming 30 Seconds To Mars album. The actor / singer told NME magazine that the record may not be too far away from being released.
The LA based band released their last album ‘Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams’ back in 2013. The album spawned four successful singles and peaked at number six in the Billboard 200, selling over 52,000 copies in its first week.
30 Seconds To Mars have been somewhat sidelined by Leto in recent years due to his acting responsibilities, particularly for his highly anticipated role as the Joker in the new Suicide Squad movie. Despite this, the multi-talented 44 year old has managed to continue recording new material as of late, which may be released before the year is out.
Leto has so far described the new material as “very, very different” to previous albums by the band. Explaining that ‘Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams’ was “a bridge between where we were and where we are now”.
He continued: “I think that’s exciting. Every time you make an album, every time write a song, you have the ability to redefine, reimagine and to experiment and take chances. I’m a big believer that it’s okay to let go of your past and explore new territory, so that’s what we’re doing.”
When asked whether playing the Joker had influences his songwriting Leto explained: “I think I’ve had enough dark and twisted with 30 Seconds To Mars over the years,” “I don’t need any Joker input, we’ve gone through our dark, twisted period. We’re more in our aspirational, self-reflective period or something, I don’t know.”
Suicide Squad is currently playing at cinemas worldwide. More information about 30 Seconds To Mars can be found at: https://www.thirtysecondstomars.com/